The Fasinating World of Yashica Photography

A short history of one of the most dynamic and innovative camera manufacturers in Japan during the decades of the 1950s and 1960s.

An amazing start-up before there were start-ups! In less than a decade, the Yashica Company of Tokyo, Japan, became a major player in the field of high quality, low-priced photographic equipment and cameras in the international marketplace. Competing against literally hundreds of other newcomers and established camera manufacturers, Yashica rose to market dominance by 1960.

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Back when Yashica was Yashima. Yashica’s second TLR in a long line of twin-lens reflex cameras.